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Obama appoints Kamiah woman Nez Perce Tribe member Mary Jane Oatman-Wak Wak will serve on National Advisory Council on Indian Education

Oatman-Wak Wak, a member of the Nez Perce Tribe, was appointed to her A Kamiah woman and Idaho’s first present post by Idaho Superintendent Indian education coordinator has of Public Instruction Tom Luna in been appointed to a national position 2007. She has since worked with state by President Barack Obama. education and tribal leaders to raise Mary Jane Oatman-Wak Wak was American Indian student achievenominated by the president earlier ment, according to a news release isthis week to the National Advisory sued by the White House. In 2009, she Council on Indian Education. was elected president of the National TRIBUNE

Indian Education Association. The advisory council is made up of 15 members who represent different geographic areas of the U.S. It makes annual recommendations to, and advises the U.S. secretary of education on, American Indian education issues. A 1997 graduate of Clearwater Valley

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Fish and Game officials explain nutrient project

Cheff retiring after 34 years and 16 national NAIA titles; Picone taking over

By ERIC BARKER OF THE TRIBUNE

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Lewis-Clark State College baseball coach Ed Cheff (27) and his Warriors await the start of the NAIA World Series in 2003, one their many appearances. Cheff announced his retIrement on Wednesday. By MATT BANEY OF THE TRIBUNE

In a town with a colorful and celebrated baseball history, perhaps no figure in the sport has cast a longer shadow in Lewiston than Ed Cheff. And now, the Cheff legacy is finalized. After 34 years as the baseball coach at Lewis-Clark State College, he announced his retirement

Ed Cheff

Wednesday. The school also revealed Cheff will be replaced by Gary Picone, LCSC’s athletic director and a former baseball assistant coach. Picone will continue as AD in addition to becoming the leader of the baseball program. The transfer of power will become official Sept. 1. Cheff’s run of success at LCSC is astounding. His Warriors collected 16 national

championships at the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics level, and he became that organization’s alltime leader with 1,705 wins. His program had 114 players selected in the professional draft, and 14 of them made it to the Major Leagues. “It’s a surprise to me,” said retired Washington State baseball coach Bobo Brayton,

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OROFINO — Officials from the Idaho Department of Fish and Game and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers sought to lessen public concern Wednesday about their project that adds nutrients to Dworshak Reservoir. But they faced tough questions from critics of the program designed to energize the bottom of the aquatic food chain and ultimately grow bigger and more kokanee. The two agencies are in the fourth year of a five-year pilot project on the 55-mile man-made lake. Each week during spring and summer months, nitrates are added to the upper water column. The idea is to balance > Inside nitrates and phosphates, Reservoir and boost level will the growth begin of algae fadropping vored by Tuesday zooplankton that in — PAGE 5A turn are fed on by juvenile fish. “We are trying to restore lost productivity to the reservoir,” said Sean Wilson, an Idaho Fish and Game fisheries biologist monitoring the project. The project started in 2007 and has shown modest results. Wilson said kokanee in the reservoir are about an inch longer since it started and tend to be fatter. “The biggest change we have seen is the fish are heavier for their size,” he said. That helps them survive over winter, improves spawning efficiency and

> See DWORSHAK, Page 5A

> See CHEFF, Page 5A

Party stalwarts should consider name change to ‘McCarthy Day’ If I occasionally take a sardonic view of life it’s because long ago, in the days before the Internet, I made the mistake of looking up my name in the dictionary. I was 11 or 12 at the time, an innocent age when young boys dream of glory and honor, of epic battles and triumph over evil. I wanted a name that personified such virtues, that spoke of a noble heritage — war leader, maybe, or dragon slayer. Defender of the faith had an especially nice ring. Like poor Charlie Bucket peeling back the wrapper on his last Wonka chocolate bar, I cracked open that enormous school

dictionary in hopes of finding a golden appellation. Imagine my disappointment when I discovered a spence was a kind of medieval butler, the guy in charge of the castle food pantry. Rather than repel invaders or pillage tyrants, my ancestors counted eggs and restocked shelves. I remember complaining to my father about this appalling injustice. Without skipping a beat he replied, “yeah, but at least we got fed.” I was not amused. Even then I knew words had the power to shape one’s destiny. Rather than Romeo and Juliet’s “a rose

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UP FRONT/ COMMENTARY

William L. Spence by any other name would smell as sweet,” I was more of a “you are what you eat” kind of guy: If you have a charismatic name, you’ll be a charismatic person. If you’re named after a supply closet ... well, c’est moi. Organizations clearly understand the value of names.

Throughout history, for example, military units have earned designations that instill pride and help soldiers rise above themselves in times of need: the Screaming Eagles, Old Ironsides, Hell on Wheels, Crusaders, the Immortals. The same is true in politics. Local-level Republican committees traditionally call their annual meetings “Lincoln Day” celebrations. Lincoln ... now there’s a name steeped in glory and battle, a heritage every American should take pride in. In 1860, when Lincoln became the first Republican elected

president, the party adopted a platform that reflected its antislavery roots, as well as its concern for America’s newest citizens and burgeoning industry. Among the 17 resolutions: a condemnation of the African slave trade as “a crime against humanity and a burning shame to our country and age”; opposition to any state or federal legislation “by which the rights of citizenship hitherto accorded (to immigrants) shall be abridged or impaired”; a statement that people “view with alarm the reckless extravagance which

Coming in Friday’s Tribune Small Town Boyz is just one of the unsung groups of musicians playing in the region. Our new feature, On the Beat, aims to put the spotlight on those performers. In A&E.

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